By James Dutton For Mailonline
Published: 08:37 BST, 8 May 2020 | Updated: 08:52 BST, 8 May 2020
Tottenham star Son Heung-min has completed a three-week basic military training course in South Korea on Friday and picked up an award as the top performer among 157 trainees.
Son returned to his homeland last month to fulfill his military service during the coronavirus pandemic that has brought the football season to a standstill.
All able-bodied South Korean men must serve two years in the military, though Son earned an exemption for winning gold at the Asian Games in 2018.
Son Heung-min poses with a prize after completing his military service in South Korea
The Tottenham forward salutes during the completion ceremony in Seogwipo on Jeju Island
After completing the training course, Son still has to undertake 544 hours of community service over the next 34 months.
'He received the 'Pilsung' prize which is one of five types of awards for best performers,' Yonhap news agency quoted a Marine Corps officer at the unit on the southern island of Jeju as saying.
'All the courses were judged in a fair